We've been RVing since our 1989 retirement, mainly because we love to be out in nature, and we have almost never stayed in formal RV Parks (maybe if we needed a wi-fi connection, in the days before McDonald's offered that perk). When we "camp" for a week or less, we usually enjoy Forest Service campgrounds in Northern California, but we've done longer trips of a month or so--all the way across the US for a family reunion in Maine, all the way up the IceFields Highway in Canada, through the Red Rocks country in Utah....
We're pretty low-energy (=quiet), just need a place to walk our dog (at home in Palo Alto, CA, we pick up after our own dog, and even after the idiots who have left their dog's product on the ground). If our inept musical efforts annoy neighbors, we're happy to move inside the RV--but we seem to have made the most new friends by singing with any fool curious enough to wander over and listen. Guess folks aren't too nitpicky,, as long as we can still stay in tune.
Yikes. Good at Grandparenting. Good at Gardening. Good at Dog Training. Have a big looseleaf full of song lyrics & chords--old folkies, Pete Seegers, Bluegrass classics, an occasional Beatles or Tom Lehrer or who knows what. It's an eclectic mess, but sometimes a camper we meet will end up borrowing and copying it at great expense, so it must be good for SOMETHING besides keeping us out of trouble.
Our favorite places to "camp" when not on long safaris are Forest Service places along the Eastern Sierra, in the Redwoods, by the Ocean. We haven't bookdocked too much, though on one memorable occasion we spent a night in a gorgeous aspen groove at Monitor Pass. At 2am, a BEAR climbed up on top of the RV. When we chased him/her down, he/she came ambling around the the entry door and we had to scare him/her AGAIN. We haven't been good Shunpikers yet because we hesitate to go where we might not be welcome (The Bear was NOT pleased), so we think this site is a great idea.
24-foot Class C, a 2003 model bought used in 2004. It's an Itasca, has no slideouts or garish decor. We have a small solar panel that we put out on the ground to keep the battery topped up.